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FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
's a christmas tree. barack obama calls it a christmas tree. he's your guy. he calls it a christmas tree. >> well, then times are changing and here in this building, previous governors, not only me i just said continue what the previous governor did. you hike to make a lot of controversy. >> bill: governor, you're the guy making the controversies. i want to make what americans are happy. and you're imposing your authority and your will and making people unhappy in the season of joy, you're not-- >> i don't make anybody happy. >> bill: i know not making anybody happy, and atheists want you to burn the tree, now i'm right, in your heart you know i'm right. >> merry christmas. >> bill: all right. governor, thanks for taking the heat. we appreciate you coming on. >> have a good day. >> bill: by the way, the governor gave the good people of rhode island exactly 30 minutes to attend the tree lighting ceremony. why the short notice? he didn't want protesters. next a rundown, miss laura >> continuing now with the lead stories secularists wanting to diminish, including christmas. laura ingraham. the gove
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
hard-hitting reporters when it comes to obama. >> they want access in washington, d.c. if you want to have access with this administration, you are not going to have a hard-hitting news report. it ise as simple as that. >> let's go the night of the election. let's go to nbc or one of our favorite reporters of all times, chris matthews, and he was thankful. why was he thankful? it was for hurricane sandy. watch this. >> good work for them, good work for f him. good day for america. so glad we had the storm last week because the storm was one of those things. politically i should say. not in terms of hurting people. the storm brought in possibilities for good politics. >> thank god for f that storm. >> you know what, that is so typical of the left. it is politics over everything else. here these people suffered great devastation, and all matthews can think about is how ist might have helped obama. had we said anything like that, that would have just been -- we would have been crucified.ik >> and chris matthews you have a man who regularly equates and people agree with him being evil
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama has limited capital in his second term and a lot of it will be spent fighting with the house republican conference. they are not backing down. a lot of them call they got rolled on the fight and they wanted to save the gunpowder for the debt limit deal. john boehner is definitely going to have to assert strong leadership if he wants to keep the conference happy. one more thing i will low in, eric kantor and john boehner went different ways on the bill. john boehner cast a vote for. they are going different ways on the sandy relief bill. he will try to negotiate asking for a spending cut for every dollar they go up to prove to his conference he is not a push over and he is fighting for them and trying to work their will. >> you set it up perfectly. if we hit this debt ceiling and there is no deal, we can agree catastrophic consequences for the economy and you will have republicans insisting on the entitlement demands and boehner under pressure to deliver. i look at it this way. the white house at the beginning of all these talks said the final fiscal cliff deal will address th
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 8:00am PST
compared to the debt limit. in terms of president obama having these big things he wanted to accomplish, he talked last night about energy reform, he talked about gun control, he's talked about immigration. a lot of his political capital is going to be used in the next 60 to 90 days on these budget wars. >> that's right. and these budget wars don't knowsly amount to legacy. here's a president who came in like most presidents thinking about a legacy, thinking about history. of course i think obama care will be part it haof it but i t he's looking at immigration and energy, a lot of thing he's wasn't able to do in the first term, to get them done in the second term. a lot of bad blood there between obama and the republicans but also some bad blood there between obama and the democrats. not a lot of -- i think not a lot of improvement obama has shown over he's last weeks in terms of his relationship with congress. i think that's something he certainly needs to work on if he's looking at legacy, if he's looking at these big ticket items to push them through in his second term. in a couple of mo
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
is really more of a mixed bag. president obama -- >> president obama campaigned on strengthening middle class. >> nonpartisan tax policy center estimate 77% of the american households wind l end up paying higher federal taxes because the 2% payroll tax holiday is not part of the package. impacts every worker. even before the revelation, the legislation was unpopular with the house republicans and the speaker did not make the final pitch. that was left to the house ways and means chairman. >> making the tax cut permanent we are one step closer to comprehensive tax reform to strengthen the economy and create more and higher paycheck for american workers. >> many conservatives didn't like the package because it includes $6 # 0 billion in new tax hike with $15 billion in spending cuts. so the key to pass it was $172 of the votes in favor from the houseteam delivered by whip steny hoyer. >> compromise is not the art of perfection. by the definition, compromise has elements that neither side likes. but it also contains pieces both sides can embrace. >> among the pieces of the plan. permanent
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm PST
, mr. president, did you try? we don't have those hard hitting reporters when it comes to obama. >> they want access to washington, d.c.. if you want to have access your not going to have a hard hitting news reporter. >> but let's go to the night of the election and go to nbc. why was he thankful for hurricane sandy? watch this. >> good work for them. good work for him. a good day for america. i'm so glad we had that storm last week. i think the storm is one of those things politically bringing in possibilities for good policy. >> thank god for that storm. >> do you know what? that is so typical of the left. it's politics over everything else. and people suffered great devastation. all matthews can think about is how it might have helped ob yaum yachl had we said anything like that, that would have been... >> and then, chris matthews you have a man who people did agree with him and here here he is saying political advantages of a storm that nearly wiped out a town. >> it's sick. >> i think that we have to realize with the media is that you may have reported it's for years libera
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> president obama is back in hawaii today after making permanent the bush tax cuts for 98% of americans. no word if the president will be signing it today with a pen in one hand and muay thai in the other. included in the bill. extension of unemployment benefits for a year and a two-month delay of the automatic spending cuts better known as the sequester. on deficit and debt, the deal is more of a punt, but just averting the cliff has sent the markets soaring with the dow already up over 200 points. while it's no grand bargain, the bill does not tackle spending, by the way, don't miss the significance of this vote. republicans by an overwhelming majority in the senate and minority in the house voted to race taxes for the first time in two decades. just before 11:00 p.m., grover norquist tried to keep his infamous pledge from going obsolete, tweeting "the bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. every "r" voting for senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his or her pledge." sorry, grover, the impact of the bill is absolutely a tax hike. supporting it was not unanimous, all but five
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
, happy new year. >> president obama got memo to wear the same tie there getting praise for his working with senate republicans vice president biden that,. the president saying leaders did the right thing passing legislation in the house tonight and in the senate early this morning to avoid the fiscal cliff. used phrases that he has used before saying that the deficit needs to be reduced in a way that is balanced saying he will not have another debate with this congress over paying u.s. bills up against the debt ceiling debate. republicans and mitch mcconnell working very closely with vice president biden signaled that that debate is coming. that very debate that the president said he will not have, again. let's bring in our panel for final thoughts. steve hays, amy stoddard and charles krauthammer. charles? >> i think the president laid down the marker. we have to increase investments which is democratic way of saying spending growth, bridges, are indeed education etc.. so it's clear he wants to increase spending he's willing to give a nod to a cut here and there but wants more spendin
KCSMMHZ
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
.s. president barack obama said he succeeded in increasing taxes for the rich in the face of protests from republicans. >> there is a path forward, that it is possible, if we focus not on our politics but what's right for the country. the one thing i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little less brinksmanship, not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> obama suggested he would sign the bill, but he suggested lawmakers would need to revisit their discussions to bring down the federal deficit. >>> the efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff in the u.s. gave asian markets a boost. share prices gained ground in the first trading session of the year. the hong kong stock exchange saw many buy orders after it opened on wednesday. the key hang seng index closed 2.9% higher than it did on december 31st and even surpassed last year's high the benchmark index in south korea rose 1.7% from the 2012 closing. and the main index in singapore gained 1.1%. analysts tell nhk investors can be comparatively opti
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised $1 billion. how much money is that? for what? >> andrea: how could you think that obama was doing just okay job? just
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 1:00am PST
where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised $1 billion. how much money is that? for what? >> andrea:
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >>guest: they do. obama said that the other night with the pep rally when he said if republicans think this is the last of the revenue measures they have another thing coming. this is obama who said he was not going to raise taxes on anyone making under $200,000. he now has raised taxes on 80 percent of the american public. >>neil: you are talking about the payroll tax, holiday expiring. >>guest: that counts. >>neil: people out what we are liking to see. obviously we have a lot more will to spend than anything else but so pay for that you have to get more money proposed. >>guest: right, but what will happen ironically and now republicans are complicity in this, we are actually going to see revenue for that upper income tax bracket go down. when you raise taxes on an segment of income, the tax revenue constricts. reagan showed us when you lower it, even significantly, you will see a significant increase in what the government gets back. we are headed in an implausible direction where tax revenue will be constricted and government spending is continuing and growing. so, what we are reall
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 10:00am PST
. >>> president obama picks up where he left off in hawaii today after a late-night thank you at the white house to both sides for what they did accomplish. >> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress. i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans. >>> on wall street, stocks surge in reaction to the short-term deal, but house republicans have only just begun to fight. >> we also need to address the fundamental causes of our debts and deficits, and that's out of control spending. >> i think it's a little unreasonable for senator reid to say that something that they produced on new year's eve, produced by a bunch of sleep-deprived dock gentlem ed e should adopt within 24 hours. >>> the president tries to draw a line in the sign on the debt battles still to come. >> while i will negotiate over many things, i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >>> plus, hillary watch, just a short time ago, an suv carrying former president bill clinton left from an underground gara
Current
Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
, and they also defeated -- you remember that president obama had asked for $50 billion for an infrastructure bank in his first ask? infrastructure bank. and they also got that taken off of the table. so essentially that's a win. they got that taken away. by the way the infrastructure bank would have been a great thing for this country. so we didn't get absolutely everything, but looking at the whole balance sheet in a much neater way folks, this is the scorecard. all of these wins for the democrats and these wins for the republicans. hello? it is time to stop whining. despite what you are going to hear from some progressives this is not perfect, but no compromise is perfect. would we have loved to see the tax rate increase begin at 250,000 rather than 400,000? yes. would republicans loved to have cut social security and medicare? of course they would. but in the real world, ♪ you can't always get what you want ♪ but as the rolling stones once said you get what you need. i was advocating for going over the fiscal cliff, because it seemed like it would be think only opt
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> the stock market surged as wall street reacted. late last night congress finally sent president obama legislation. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> but at one point it looked like the deal could fall apart. >> there is some on spending cuts and we are adding to the debt. >> what we are doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> some republicans were pushing to john boehner to add spending cuts but there weren't enough votes to get it passed. so they extended tax cuts for all workers for all those under $400,000 and extended unemployment benefits for some two million people. but the payroll tax expired so increase on salaries by 2% every worker up to $110,000 a year. then the stuff it didn't do. congress set up new ones, in just two months they will need to deal with the automatic spending cuts and nasty fight over the debt ceiling. last night president obama declared he is not willing to debate congress on the borrowing limit. >> we can't not pay bills that we have already i
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
have spent 12 years attacking the 2001/2003 bush tax cuts. they all voted against it. obama attacked it regularly. now they're out there helping to preserve about 84% of those tax cuts and making them permanent. the republicans and the taxpayers in this country have lived with a damocles sword over their head because the democrats so hated these tax cuts for the middle class and everybody else, that they made them temporary. and they ended several times. two years ago obama let it go out for another two years. now we're getting permanency for 98, 99% of americans with the bush tax cuts and obama's presidential campaign in 2012 changed his promise from 2008. 2008 he'd never raise any tax on anyone who earned less than $200,000. 2012 he said he wouldn't raise income taxes on anyone earning less than $200,000 this year, meaning 2013. he had only promised people he would protect the middle class from income taxes for 2013. what the republicans have won with this fight is permanent protection for most americans on those taxes. >> but the reason that a lot of these conservative tea party r
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
've been told another bottle of d.c. snake oil. in the end, president obama got his way, a deal and moments later he boarded air force one and jetted off to hawaii to enjoy the golf, hawaiian ice cream and the body surfing. i open up with you. give you props here. you said it would get resolved. >> bob: where do you think he should go? ubeck stan for his vacation? >> eric: not sure what the deal was. >> bob: this is not a grand deal but obama did win. he got what he wanted to get done. in the end, he had less trouble with the caucus than i thought he would. real trouble two months from now when they have a spending problem. only thing they can deal with is entitlements. that is laid town clearly in the caucus. not willing to go along with any alteration in social security. that is a problem. how much infighting there is now among the republicans. >> eric: not much on the table here. >> eric: meaningful spending cut. tax increases through the list, payroll tax holiday expires. tax for people making over $400,000. >> dana: marriage tax penalty as well. higher end marriage penalty added back i
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am EST
the board spending cuts. >> the bill is now on its way to president obama who is expected to sign the bill into law. fox 5's melanie alwick is live on capitol hill this morning with a closer look at the deal. melany. >>reporter: wisdom, you know, it was definitely a nailbiter all day here on capitol hill, despite the bipartisan approval in the senate early on new year's day, passage in the house was definitely not certain, and as the evening wore on, hill watchers were starting to get a little nervous. it was literally the 11th hour, 11:00 last night when house speaker john boehner finally put the senate version up for a vote. it passed 257-167 with mostly democratic support. for much of the day house republicans argued over whether to change the bill by tacking on spending cuts and send it back to the senate. senate leaders warned that would blow apart the entire deal. now, the bill means that taxes will only go up on americans making $400,000, couples making $450,000 and that's fewer people than president obama initially wanted. it also extends long-term unemployment benefits, fixes the
Current
Jan 2, 2013 3:00am PST
the senate version, and president obama says he will sign it. we'll get into all of that and of course take your calls at 866-55-press. good to be with you here today. we're coming to you live on current tv, on your local progressive talk radio station and live on sirris tv for this hour only. peter ogburn, and dan henning here. >> we have been working hard. me and phone man phil have been holding down the fort. >> and our videographer siprion bolling who had a couple of days off as well. and we're all back. happy team. happy new year's eve. we celebrated with the millions of people in time square. the whole countdown. [ cheers ] >> that's not as boisterous as i'm used to hearing. >> stephanie: no. no. [ auld lang syne playing ] >> bill: maybe it is harder for drunk people to make a lott of noise. >> i was flipping it back and forth on tv. watch they did a two-hour tribute to dick clark before the countdown. >> bill: i'm sure that got big numbers. and the embarrassment between anderson cooper -- >> i don't know why they do that. >> bill: if anderson had any self respe
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 4:25am EST
are in full swing for president obama's second inauguration. >> fox's jennifer davis has more on all the work that's being done and how you can watch the big day in style. >>reporter: you could say this hum of construction that fills the capitol grounds every four years represents the foundation of our country because these are the stands that will showcase the peaceful passage of one presidential term to the next. >> we feel good that america has had this tradition for hundreds of years. >>reporter: they aren't expecting the record-setting crowds of four years ago, but senator chuck schumer who's involved in organizing says they are still planning plenty of pomp and circumstance. >> the inauguration seems to be gaining in strength in terms of the interest people have, the number of people who want to come. >>reporter: there will be two ceremonies, a private one sunday since the constitution calls for the president to be sworn in on the 20th and the usual public one monday. the military's role is so involved that officials have constructed a giant map of the city to prep and plan. they've
KCSMMHZ
Jan 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
republican, voted against. a short time later, president obama stepped before the press. at his side, vice president joe biden. biden was instrumental in getting both sides to compromise. >> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession and obviously could have had a severe impact on families all across america. >> the deadline that congress imposed on itself had already passed, but it did not cause any real harm because important ro financial markets remained closed on new year's day. automatic tax increases could have pushed u.s. back into economic recession -- pushed the u.s. back into economic recession. tax rates will go up for only those earning over $400,000. in herington is -- inheritances over $5 million will also be heavily taxed. president obama immediately left washington to rejoin his family in hawaii, but the next battle is already in view. in the next two months, congress will need to raise the deb
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 2:30am PST
as much. >> that was president obama last night following a late house vote passing a fiscal cliff compromise after making his remarks the president who came out a big winner in the deal dropped the mike and literally left the building heading back to hawaii to finish his vacation with the first lady and their daughters. good morning, happy new year. i'm marc halperin, we have a lot to get to including a controversial decision by house leaders to not take a vote on hurricane sandy relief. some members of congress on both sides of the aisle are speaking out. first the big story on capitol hill and for the country this morning, a bill to avert the fiscal cliff awaits president obama's john hancock. around 11:00 p.m. eastern last night, the republican-led house gave final approval to a deal that will raise taxes on the wealthiest americans, and postponing the automatic spending cuts for two months. the package, which would be signed by the president as early as today preserves the bush era tax cuts for individuals who earn less than $400,000 a year and households earning less than $45
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
obama was senate republicans, has passed the house. conservatives figured they have to go along or get blamed for taking us off the cliff and keeping us there. first, they fought back. it was a struggle between speaker john boehner and more conservative republicans like paul ryan and eric cantor, the house republican leader who walked with the speaker but this afternoon, opposed the fiscal cliff deal that speaker boehner tonight would allow to pass the house. >> the senate passed it this morning, 89-8. mcgrath republicans cooperating. to reverse the house tax hikes on 98 percent of americans that took effect at the midnight fiscal cliff, but leaving it in the place tax hikes on the wealthy, income over $400,000 and postponed the spending cuts. democrats pushed for house approval. >> the issue of an up or down vote should not be questioned. >> house republicans' battle. cantor demanding budget cuts be added to the bill. >> we are serious about cutting spending, though there are not. >> we are going to see where we are then vote. >> the moderates wob -- won. house passage all but assured
SFGTV2
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
many times, president obama. the very surprised we had of being able to celebrate the first asian mayor of san francisco. it was not my doing, it was all of the people of san francisco saying it is about time we celebrate. thank you to the people of san [applause] i have a very short message. what did i have felt very strongly in my first elected year, but also during my tenure as interim mayor. we have a great deal of celebrate. we also have a great challenge in front of us. there are so many of our asian american friends, iranian friends, friends from the philippines, friends from our japanese-american community, are chinese-american community, waiting for the opportunity to come together to celebrate our diversity, but also to signal to our european friends, our latino france, we are ready to help lead this state. and helped change the conversation and not only celebrate diversity, but use diversity for our strength. that is our strength. i want to signal to you, let's come together, let's use this opportunity to make sure we can celebrate our strength throughout the state. i also wa
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
think the obama administration again is wanting to show, hold up bp, that we're punishing them this is enormous company. it is one of the biggest oil and gas producers in the u.s.. gerri: doesn't it matter if it loses contracts from the u.s.? >> ty have a lot of contracts already. so those contracts don't go away. there is enonly on new contracts. it is important but i think is a temporary deal. gerri: robert, you must come back and sit on the set again. always a pleasure. >> always happy to be here, gerri. gerri: sti ahead tonight, a mountain of new regulations coming our way next year thanks to congress. we'll break it down. president obama promised to end crony capitalis. how is he doing? we'll have a report card. gerri: brace yourselves for a tsunami of new regulations on the way. a study finds new regulation still under review by the obama administration could cost $106 billion before the end of the year. the biggest culprits? the epa and the energy department. here to explain the director of regulation policy for the american action for. sam, welcome. i want to start with
LINKTV
Jan 2, 2013 8:00am PST
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is expected to sign the bill to deter the brunt of tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff that took effect at midnight yesterday. the compromise bill passed by the house late tuesday makes bush tax cuts permanent for about 99% of households. it allows tax increases of about 5% only on incomes above $400,000 for individuals or $450,000 for couples. the deal extends unemployment benefits, renews tax credits geared toward low-income families, and delays automatic cuts for military and other spending for two months. president obama compromised on the tax issue after initially backing increases on family incomes of more than $250,000. speaking tuesday at the white house, obama claimed the deal is a victory. >> the central premise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed toward the wealthy and the expense of working middle class americans. tonight, we have done that. thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress, i will sign a law that raises taxi -- taxes on the wealthiest
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> president obama has promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future, but he urged them not to play politics with the nation's debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up. >> treasury secretary of state timothy geithner has warned congress the country is a few months away from defaults on its loans for the first time in u.s. history. >> consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> but many say the debt limit debate is the last chance femme them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. and the bill now heads to president obama for his signature. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington this morning. trar, good to see you. thank you so much. >>> still the measure passed with bipartisan support. the deal die provided the leadership in the house. speaker john wayner bane speaker john boehner and former gop leader paul ryan voted yes but house majority leader eric cantor who
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am EST
objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> but the fiscal fight is not over. president obama offers tough talk over his next battle with congress, raising the nation's debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up. >>> while markets react positively to the fiscal cliff deal, and wall street is poised for a big day. but how else will the agreement affect your wallet? >>. >>> and a rose parade reunion. an american soldier home from afghanistan surprises his family in front of thousands of spectators and millions watching at home. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. good morning, everyone. i'm terrell brown. >>> the economy avoided the fiscal cliff but just barely. the house late last night passed the senate bill that avoids the tax hikes and spending cuts expected to start this year. they raised the incomes of those over $400,000. it raises taxes on the portions of estates that exceeds $5 million, long-term unemployment bene
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
are disappointed they couldn't come to a conclusion. >> just a few hours ago, president obama said in part the senate passed this request with bipartisan support, but the house of representatives refused to act. pass it without delay for our fellow americans. right now we are waiting a news conference by chris cristy and we will keep a close eye on that, but as we await it, kelliy o'donnell is live with that. we have speaker boehner's office saying the speaker is committed to getting the sandy relief bill passed, but when? >> in talking to aides, they say they want to reassure members it will be his first priority in the new congress that begins tomorrow at noon. part of what has made this so painful and erupted with such surprise is that members of the house thought they would be voting on it before this congress ended and in part because you have seen how it can be difficult to get things done. after the senate worked to make it happen and part of the reaction you are seeing is what some call betrayal. a strong and personal word and that's what they are saying. feeling misled and they th
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama calls it a christmas tree. he is your guy. he calls it a christmas tree. >> well, times are changing and here in this buildin previous governors, north only me. i just said continue what the previous governor has done and that's what i did. you like to make a lot of controversy, so all i can say is. >> bill: governor, you are the guy making the controversy. all i want to do is keeping the traditions of christmas that make most americans happy. the polls show 90% of americans celebrate christmas and they want to call it a christmas tree. you are in the minority. you are imposing your will. and you are making people unhappy in the season of joy. that's not right. you are not doing the right thing, governor. >> i don't make anybody happy. >> bill: i know. you are not making anybody happy. everybody is unhappy with you. all right in the a atheists want you to burn the holiday tree. >> merry christmas. >> bill: they want to just burn it. you know i'm right in your heart you have know i'm right. >> merry christmas. >> bill: all right, governor. thanks for taking the heat. we a
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am EST
that also had spendinggcutss this one ffils at thaa and faiis badly. president obama pprisedd agreement that protects the miidle class. thanks to the votes of democrats nd republicans in congress, i will sign a law that raises americans whiieepreventing a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession and obviously had severe impact on famiiies alllacross america. but middle class financial hht ii 20-13. they won't pay higher income taxes but hey will have tooppy at least two-percenttmore in payrollltaxxs. that means most of the country's 60 million workers will seeesmaller paycheeks this year..i'm martha shade reporting lawmakers were under a tight deadline to pass the fiscal cliff measure. a new congress will be sworn in tomorrow many marylanders are now trying to figure ouu how going on in washington.one tax advisor wee poke to says taxpayers should contact their preparers as soonnas possiile...to find out how they'll be impacted by ll the in 20-122 (prioleauu "if a persso has what ttee call a loss carryovvr from capittl losses frommselling stock, th
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 4:30am EST
obama now on his way back to hawaii to resume his vacation with his family. good morning. it is 4:30. thank you for joining us. >> we are glad to have you with us on this wednesday and in this new year of 2013. let's check in with jackie. >> it will not be a bad day overall. starting out on the ugly side of things will improve as we progress especially into the afternoon. a bit of cloud cover. just a smidge fof a wintry mix. that will be short-lived. it will be out of here by late morning. temperature wise, not as bad -- not a bad start here. almost everybody above freezing. 32 at it as brick and frigid. 35 at dulles. 38 in washington. highs in the upper 30's and low 40's. we are going to head to traffic. >> good morning. it feels like money mining -- monday morning. no major problems around the region. maryland virginia, and the district. no road work on the beltway. no problems for the entire beltway to report. i-95 -- regina heading north coming out of stafford, what bridge over occoquan, lanes are wide open. heading across the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. our
Current
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
. grover norquist. we had an election and boehner was elected speaker now lame duck obama should get over it. >> okay, a boehner hasn't been -- boehner hasn't been elected to anything yet because there's going to be a fight between him and eric cantor coming up. >> stephanie: crazy cowboy, eric eric cantor. >> okay corral. and it won't be okay for you. it will be super okay for me because i moisturize. >> stephanie: oh, boehner boehner. ♪ ♪ i am just an orange boy ♪ ♪ i have squandered my influence for a pocketful of tax cuts for the filthy rich ♪ ♪ my eyes get wet still a man cries when he thinks about which fabric is the best ♪ ♪ on the house floor stands the boehner and he's whining constantly ♪ ♪ and the fiscal cliff reminds him of every vote that let him down ♪ ♪ as he cried out in his anger and his shame ♪ ♪ i'm weeping i am weeping but he still remains ♪ ♪ crying eyes ♪ ♪ crying eyes ♪ >> yea! rocky mountain mike. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike never on vacation.
FOX Business
Jan 2, 2013 9:20am EST
, because she was convinced that president obama will soon give the green light to the keystone pipeline. the president rejected for many reasons and could be up for approval in march or april. we'll have more on this later this hour. could the pipeline live? >> where are you this morning? answer, you, your taxes, they're going up. everyone to works pays more into social security, income, dividend and property taxes go up on successful people. on the other side of the coin, there are no spending cuts. add it up. and the governor's own bean counters say the debt goes 3.9 trillion dollars over the next ten years. rich is now defined as families making more than $450,000 a year, they presumably are now paying their fair share, to make sure the rich don't stay rich in death, estate taxes go up. here is the president speaking last night. a big no to spending cuts. >> and i believe that there's further unnecessary spending in government that we can eliminate. but we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. >> he wants tax increases as well as that. and the president says he's not going to discu
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
-167. president obama thanked congress and then hopped on a plane to hawaii. >> reporter: president obama will sign the bill. today's pressure was intense. there there was no agreement, negotiations would have had to start all over. after closed door meetings, house republican leaders finally put to a vote the fiscal cliff compromise. a bipartisan senate packed last night. >> we had listened to the american people. we have heeded their call to work together in a pi partisan way. >> reporter: president obama spoke minutes after the vote. >> the one thing i think we'll focus on in the new year is put ago package like this together with a little bit less drama. not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> reporter: house majority leader voted no on the compromise. he dropped efforts to amend the bill to add more spending cuts after failing to get enough fellow republicans to agree. >> the senate bill failed miserably in cutting spending. >> i'm unwilling to go on a bill that's unacceptable. >> reporter: the emergency compromise makes bush era tax cuts permanent for families who earn und
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
the bill has passed the house, it is headed to president obama's desk, who has said that he will sign into law. we are expected to hear from some of the house members in minutes and possibly see president obama make a statement. >> as soon as the fiscal cliff fix hit the house floor resistance from republicans was in place. >> because of what we are not doing, i cannot believe that this tax cut will be followed with spending cuts to offset any part of the $4 trillion we are putting on the backs of future generations. i thank all of you will vote for it. i cannot bring myself to. >> in the early -- in the early morning hours, the bill went through the senate and house members were called in for a vote. >> i believe we will come together with a strong vote. >> it has been republicans without spending cuts. if only raises taxes on individuals raising taxes more than $400,000. the lack of spending cuts left republicans irate. >> we have to somewhat address spending. we are always kicking the can down the road. >> it fails to address the threat facing our country. >> house republicans decl
NBC
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am EST
the fiscal cliff averted. the deficit expected to grow by $4 trillion. and president obama headed back to his hawaiian vacation. >>> contentious cliff talks had one leader telling off another in the crudest of terms. >>> penn stateights back. the mummers are out in full force and some residents in colorado are enjoying the new legal pot day. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm bill karins. the house has finally given approval to the bill to undo the effects of the fiscal cliff in the 11th hour last night. the house voted 257-167 in favor of the billo t stop the middle-class tax increases and spending cuts to domestic poll ramps. soon after president obama reacted to the compromise bill. >> under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. millions of families will have continued to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, the investme
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm PST
with president obama. >> breaking news tonight, super storms and the crashing ashore and southern new jersey in the last hour. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented, have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't appeared you see sites like this seaside heights boardwalk where the program with the jersey shore is is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. amusement rides, the roller-coaster in the ocean. it is incredible. homes destroyed. it is an awful thing. >> you have taken charge as you always have done in these situations in a very impressive way. if people have been surprised that you have been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i am not surprised knowing you. explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say physically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> it is much more important than any election, this is the lovely head of the people in my state. when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise and when the presi
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
for making nice with president obama. >> breaking news tonight, super storms and the crashing ashore and southern new jersey in the last hour. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented, have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't appeared you see sites like this seaside heights boardwalk where the program with the jersey shore is is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. amusement rides, the roller-coaster in the ocean. it is incredible. homes destroyed. it is an awful thing. >> you have taken charge as you always have done in these situations in a very impressive way. if people have been surprised that you have been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i am not surprised knowing you. explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say physically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> it is much more important than any election, this is the lovely head of the people in my state. when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him p
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
progressives? some are upset with the deal they say president obama gave too much away. that he should have used his re-election victory to hammer opponents. we'll get a critique from left. >>> also the one guy you don't want to be is john boehner. he's under fire from both democrats and republicans for not helping victims of sandy. >>> plus secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a blood clot near her brain. so much for her critics on the far right who suggested she was faking being sick to avoid testifying about benghazi. >>> and let me finish with the reason it's hard to avoid a fiscal cliff. we begin with whether anyone really won in the fiscal cliff standoff. howard fineman is the director for the "huffington post" media group, steven walsh with the wall street journal. let's look at who came out the winner on this fight. on the right there's some significant disagreement. here's what bill kristol wrote just before the house vote. quote, politically republicans are escaping with a better outcome than they might have expected. and president
PBS
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
expecting the voting, the sort of, the electoral body that made obama's victory possible. i mean, i think there was -- no one was talking about the sort of numbers that showed up for obama. no one was predicting the diversity of the vote. no one was predicting that sort of the republican strategy for securing a romney victory would come to grief so kind of spectacularly. i mean, i'm telling you. even the communities who came out to vote, i think, were shocked by their own numbers and by their own power. i mean, when you look at the cuban community in florida, a community that has historically voted super conservative and suddenly see an entirely new generation voting, and you see those numbers that they put up for obama. it was extraordinary. and i think that a lot of folks have very poor sense of what's happening in this country on the ground. i mean, they're kind of all the way up here, whether it's age, class, institutional divisions. and they don't really have a real kind of panoramic or even a deep view of the real sort of granular shifts that have occurred in this country, that have
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
and in the end, now that all the tax rates from the bush administration have expired, extended in the obama administration, now that we reverted to clinton era rates, a broad base tax increases technically have been, republicans this evening will vote on an tax increase, still not the spending cuts they want. there is still additional spending in this when you talk about long-term unemployment insurance benefits extended for a year, but the fact that they could not get the votes, they could not get the 218 votes they needed to get this package of spending cuts attached to the senate bill, knowing that it would very likely torpedo this deal, says it is a positive sign. we'll put it there. not a done deal. can't say definitely going to pass congress but it's a positive sign for passage. diane: as you were talking, rich, we got word from chad. we're all connected here. they're expecting a vote sometime around 9:00 p.m. today. we will of course be checking this with you. we'll check in here as well. that's all we can do. we keep everybody posted. rich edson live from d.c. rich, thanks so much.
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 3:00am PST
to avert the fiscal cliff awaits president obama's signature. around 11:00 eastern time last night, the republican-led house gave final approval to a bipartisan deal from the senate -- >> thank you, republicans. thank you, guys. you waited 20 years for this? >> on the wealthiest americans. >> you saved yourself for 20 years for this? >> while postponing automatic spending cuts for two months. >> joe is bitter. >> i am bitter. >> i would be. >> seriously, could the republican party have mismanaged this any worse? >> the package preserves bush air ya tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 and households earning less than $250,000. it also extends unemployment benefits for a year. good morning, everyone. welcome to "morning joe." it's wednesday, january 2nd. with us on set, we have the president of the council on foreign relations, richard haass. we have former adviser to the bush administration and romney campaign, dan senor. this is going to be fun. >> yeah. yeah, yeah, yeah. paul ryan's guy. >> aye, aye, aye. >> mr. i'm going to vote to raise taxes. >> mr. vote respons
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
speaker. not near a majority, but still a good chunk. diane: we are now expecting president obama to be speaking. that is what we are hearing from the white house. what do you think we will hear from the president? rich: the president will be very happy that congress did this. i wouldn't be surprised if the president made note that he has been urging congress to act and that they should not have taken this long to act, but this is the way it happened and he will have to sign the bill as he signaled that he would. it was worked out with a the signoff from the white house when it finally reached the agreement yesterday. questioning whether the president will mention the next round of this, questioning the whether he will mention the spending cuts in exchange for the debt ceiling. here we are in washington. we have settled this bill. this compromised and now we are waiting to see what the president will say about the next round. in a short while we will be on the next. diane: let's bring jerry lee be back. trading overseas already. looking at australia. we also have hong kong trading
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